IGR File Extension

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SmartSketch Drawing Design Format

What is IGR file?

IGR is a file extension commonly associated with SmartSketch Drawing Design Format files. SmartSketch Drawing Design Format format was developed by Intergraph Corporation. Files with IGR extension may be used by programs distributed for Windows platform. Files with IGR extension are categorized as Vector Image Files files. The Vector Image Files subset comprises 129 various file formats. SmartSketch is by far the most used program for working with IGR files. On the official website of Intergraph Corporation developer not only will you find detailed information about theSmartSketch software, but also about IGR and other supported file formats.

Programs which support IGR file extension

The following listing features IGR-compatible programs. Files with IGR suffix can be copied to any mobile device or system platform, but it may not be possible to open them properly on target system.

Programs that support IGR file

How to open file with IGR extension?

Being unable to open files with IGR extension can be have various origins. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to SmartSketch Drawing Design Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with IGR files.

Step 1. Install SmartSketch software

Problems with opening and working with IGR files are most probably having to do with no proper software compatible with IGR files being present on your machine. To address this issue, go to the SmartSketch developer website, download the tool, and install it. It is that easy On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. If you want to download SmartSketch installer in the most secured manner, we suggest you visit Intergraph Corporation website and download from their official repositories.

Step 2. Check the version of SmartSketch and update if needed

If you already have SmartSketch installed on your systems and IGR files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. Sometimes software developers introduce new formats in place of that already supports along with newer versions of their applications. This can be one of the causes why IGR files are not compatible with SmartSketch. All of the file formats that were handled just fine by the previous versions of given program should be also possible to open using SmartSketch.

Step 3. Assign SmartSketch to IGR files

If you have the latest version of SmartSketch installed and the problem persists, select it as the default program to be used to manage IGR on your device. The process of associating file formats with default application may differ in details depending on platform, but the basic procedure is very similar.

The procedure to change the default program in Windows

  • Choose the Open with entry from the file menu accessed by right-mouse clicking on the IGR file
  • Select Choose another app → More apps
  • To finalize the process, select Look for another app on this PC entry and using the file explorer select the SmartSketch installation folder. Confirm by checking Always use this app to open IGR files box and clicking OK button.

The procedure to change the default program in Mac OS

  • By clicking right mouse button on the selected IGR file open the file menu and choose Information
  • Proceed to the Open with section. If its closed, click the title to access available options
  • Select the appropriate software and save your settings by clicking Change all
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with IGR extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the IGR file is complete and free of errors

If you followed the instructions form the previous steps yet the issue is still not solved, you should verify the IGR file in question. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the IGR file for viruses or malware

If the IGR is indeed infected, it is possible that the malware is blocking it from opening. It is advised to scan the system for viruses and malware as soon as possible or use an online antivirus scanner. If the IGR file is indeed infected follow the instructions below.

2. Check whether the file is corrupted or damaged

If you obtained the problematic IGR file from a third party, ask them to supply you with another copy. During the copy process of the file errors may occurred rendering the file incomplete or corrupted. This could be the source of encountered problems with the file. If the IGR file has been downloaded from the internet only partially, try to redownload it.

3. Ensure that you have appropriate access rights

Sometimes in order to access files user need to have administrative privileges. Log in using an administrative account and see If this solves the problem.

4. Check whether your system can handle SmartSketch

If the systems has insufficient resources to open IGR files, try closing all currently running applications and try again.

5. Verify that your operating system and drivers are up to date

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with SmartSketch Drawing Design Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle IGR files.

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